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Busy Interterm 2013 for College of Performing Arts Students

October 29, 2012 by | CoPA News

  Students of the College of Performing Arts will be traveling the country as well as honing their skills on the Chapman campus in January 2013.  The New York Theatre Tour will allow theatre students to analyze the interconnectedness of local and global influences within the New York theatre community, as

Fall Dance Concert Spotlight: Holly Johnston

October 29, 2012 by | Dance

This year’s Fall Dance Concert will include a new piece choreographed by Holly Johnston, the artistic director of LEDGES AND BONES, a contemporary dance company working in both Los Angeles and San Francisco. LEDGES AND BONES promotes cultural consciousness, open dialogue, and social justice through live performances, education, and other public forums.  Ms.

Mark Haim to Choreograph for Fall Dance Concert

September 10, 2012 by | CoPA News

Internationally acclaimed choreographer, teacher and dancer Mark Haim will be setting his piece “Setting and Clearings” on our dance majors for the Fall Dance Concert November 28-December 1, 2012.  Mr. Haim has created new works for many dance companies, including the Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet Frankfurt, the Joffrey II Dancers and Ballet Pacifica.  He has

Chapman Tap Ensemble at the LA Tap Fest

August 17, 2012 by | CoPA News

The Chapman University Tap Ensemble (CUTE) and adjunct instructor of dance Brandee Lara took part in the week-long 10th Annual LA Tap Fest, held at the Debbie Allen Dance Academy in Los Angeles August 6-11. CUTE was invited to perform in the 10th Anniversary All-Star LA Tap Fest Concert, starring Jason Samuels Smith, Chloe

Spring Dance Concert to Feature Student Choreography

March 14, 2012 by | Performances

The Department of Dance will present their annual Spring Dance Concert, directed by Jennifer Backhaus, May 9-12 in the Waltmar Theatre.  The concert will feature 11 fully-produced works of choreography by dance majors. The choreographers have been exploring a variety of themes during a semester-long rehearsal process.  Dances investigating competition, isolation, conspiracy, conformity and self-image

Fall Dance Concert to Feature Merce Cunningham MinEvent

November 8, 2011 by | Performances

The Department of Dance is presenting its annual Fall Dance Concert December 7-10, 2011, featuring the work of legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham. The department is privileged to be a part of an exclusive list of schools performing his work as part of the Cunningham Legacy Tour in the wake of his passing in 2009, including The Juilliard

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